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LEROY - Gerald E. Roberts Sr., 71, of 101 E. Vine St., LeRoy, died at 4:23 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 5, 2006) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Vernon Oakley officiating. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Beck Memorial Home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1934, in Bloomington, the son of Euel and Evelyn Phillips Roberts. He married Judith Griffin in 1958. Judith passed away in 2003.

Survivors include his children, Gerald (Anna) Roberts Jr., Robert Embry, Lena Roberts, Kathy Roberts and Donnie Roberts, all of Bloomington; two sisters, Beverly (Donald) Wyatt of Downs and Eueline Murphy of Wood River; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Wallace Murphy.

He enjoyed fishing, race cars and wrestling. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

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